We believe that planting new churches is the best way to reach new communities, as well as the best way to make the most of our leaders. For more on the theology and philosophy behind this, check out the following:
CityVision Church, led by Andrew Peterson, was our first church plant. They started in the fall of 2012 as a group of 12 people living in St. Louis Park who felt burdened for their city. We at Antioch resourced them with leaders, finances, and training to get them off the ground and living out the gospel in their community. After an incredible few years, in August 2015 the Lord led them to merge with St. Louis Park Free Church to become Park Community Church. They are now in the exciting process of forming a new identity as a new church body in an old church building. We are blessed to call them our brothers and sisters in the mission.
Park Community Church
Andrew Peterson, Lead Pastor
David grew up 1500 miles away from Antioch in a small town in Maine and became a follower of Christ when in grade school. After completing his undergraduate study (B.A. Theological Studies) in Wisconsin, he and his wife Jaimee moved to Minneapolis. Along with his schooling David has spent nearly seven years youth pastoring or completing various pastoral mentorships focusing primarily on vocational eldership and church planting. While with us, he lived in the Audubon neighborhood of Northeast with his two boys and their dog. He occasionally writes, often reads, and more often watches his Boston sports teams whenever he can. His passion is to see people meet Jesus in the Gospel, find life in authentic community, and live purposefully on mission. The Morses have just moved back to Maine to plant a church in the Portland area. We are excited to see how the Lord works in and through them back in their home state. Follow their story at daviddmorse.com.